2011 is fast becoming the year games debuted at incredible numbers, as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim sells over 3.4 million copies at retail (not including digital sales) in its first 2 days on sale.
Up over 600% on Oblivion's modest 490k staggered opening across PS3 and X360, Skyrim will manage to outsell Oblivion as a whole in a matter of weeks. 59% of units were sold on the X360 (over 2 million copies) and 27% on the PS3, with 14% on PC.
2.5 million of the total sold in Americas, with the remaining 950,000 units in EMEAA.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has managed to beat out Gears of War 3 and Fifa Soccer 12 for first week sales, and is on par with Battlfield 3, but with only 2 days sales it's selling at a faster rate. Only Modern Warfare 3 will be ahead of Skyrim, which, for an RPG, is incredible.
those are amazing numbers, esp. for a single-player RPG, but goddamn does this game deserve the sales. atm I'm playing a nord ninja assassin wizard archer and no fucks are given about whether that makes sense or not once dragons start to get killed. late night video game post?